Emperor’s Royal Guard
“Those were Imperial Guards, Lando. The Emperor’s personal protectors—handpicked from the very best of his forces. Out of millions of soldiers, they are unsurpassed.”
―Korin Pers, to Lando Calrissian
The Emperor’s Royal Guard, known under the Republic as the Red Guard and under the Empire as the Imperial Royal Guard or Imperial Guard, were the personal bodyguards and assassins of Sheev Palpatine. Armed with force pikes and fully clad in their anonymous helmets and crimson robes, the Royal Guard were silent, imposing, and deadly. Those who proved themselves to be the most promising of the Imperial military were selected for duty as a Royal Guard and had to fulfill stringent requirements based on size, strength, intelligence, and loyalty to the Emperor.
The minifigures based on Royal Guard characters.
- They’re basically the best trained warriors and soldiers within the reaches of the Galactic Empire.
- Traditionally we’ve seen them stand guard by Palpatine’s side with force/vibro ceremonial weaponry.
- But underneath those robes they have full combat armour, blasters and anything else they’ll need in a fight.
Emperor’s Shadow Guard
A Shadow Guard is a Star Wars minifigure to be released in 2015. They are very similar to the Royal Guard minifigure, but with an inverted colour scheme. The Emperor’s Shadow Guard was an organization of elite, Force-sensitive soldiers recruited from the defeated remnants of the Sun Guard. They served the Galactic Empire during the Great Jedi Purge.
I’m.not a star wars expert but I had a general understanding that the red guard guys were just that: guards. I never could imagine them on a battlefield, more of just a throne protector. I might be wrong. Emperor red guards are the most elites soldier in galaxy, trained since young age in all combat styles. They are supposed to protect Emperor against enemies and their staffs can also shoot projectiles. They are definitely not for fun.
A Shadow Guard is a Star Wars minifigure to be released in 2015. They are very similar to the Royal Guard minifigure, but with an inverted color scheme.
I’m not a Star Wars expert due to limited knowledge about the SW fictions. I just had a general understanding that the these guard guys were just that: a guards. Emperor red guards are the most elites soldier in galaxy, trained since young age in all combat styles. They are supposed to protect Emperor against enemies and their staffs can also shoot projectiles.
Few Imperials knew the true origins of the mysterious and powerful Shadow Guard. They were silent and enigmatic warriors that received orders directly from Emperor Palpatine himself and were often sent to eliminate suspected Jedi and other Force users.
The Shadow Guards commanded a great level of respect within the Empire’s ranks and often led quartets of Imperial Stormtroopers into battle against the Emperor’s most hated foes.